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Dr Katharine Orellana

Research Fellow

Biography

Katharine is a social gerontologist who gained 15 years’ experience in an organisation supporting older people before joining HSCWRU as an intern in 2013. From 2014-2018, she undertook a PhD investigating day centres for older people at King’s College London, with funding from The Dunhill Medical Trust’s Older People’s Care Initiative. Her thesis is on the role and purpose of day centres for older people. She then worked on the ‘Handover in care homes – residents’ and families’ perspectives’ study and the Alzheimer’s Society funded study Taking a break. Use of residential respite by people with dementia and carers: access, experiences, outcomes. She is currently involved in the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) South London Social Care theme programme of work.

Further information about Katharine, her research and activities and publications can be found on the research portal.

Katharine Orellana: ORCID iD

 

    Research

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    NIHR Applied Research Collaboration South London: Social Care Theme

    Researchers at HSCWRU are working on the Social Care theme as part of the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) South London.

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    Mapping And Community Engagement (MACE)

    Focusing on day services in south London.

    Project status: Completed

    nihr-arc-sl-sarp-780
    Setting And Responding to Priorities (SARP)

    We are co-producing research and development priorities for south London social care communities.

    Project status: Ongoing

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    Helping day centres to 'unlock lockdown'

    This July 2020 project aimed to support manager or voluntary co-ordinators and staff generally in care homes into the ‘new normal’ after the lockdown.

    Project status: Completed

    taking a break-780
    Taking a break. Use of residential respite by people with dementia and carers: Access, experience, outcomes

    A two-year study funded by the Alzheimer's Society.

    Project status: Completed

    News

    At the Annual Conference of the British Society of Gerontology 2023

    King's researchers were a strong presence at this year's conference at UEA

    People at a lecture

    Exploring local adult social care evidence needs

    Unit researchers a strong presence at an event that employed World Café methodology

    Person giving a presentation to a group of people sitting at tables

    Day Centre Research Forum – June meeting

    Service re-design: an in-depth case study

    People at a garden party

    At the Annual Conference of the British Society of Gerontology

    Unit researchers were a strong presence at this year's online conference

    People at a lecture

    Developing a Resource Pack for day centre stakeholders

    New project for ARC South London Social Care Theme at the Unit

    Abstract pattern

    Day Centre Research Forum – January meeting

    Diverse day centre target users and programming

    People at a garden party

    Events

    11AprGarden Party C

    Day Centre Research Forum - April 2024

    Day centres for older people

    23JunGarden Party C

    Day Centre Research Forum - June 2022

    Service re-design: an in-depth case study

    Please note: this event has passed.

    30MarBHJan2017-2

    Older People’s Health & Social Care Conference 2022

    14th annual joint conference of NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce

    Please note: this event has passed.

    20JanGarden Party 780

    Day Centre Research Forum

    Diverse day centre target users and programming.

    Please note: this event has passed.

    30JanGarden Party C

    Day Centre Research Forum

    Outcomes for older people attending day centres.

    Please note: this event has passed.

    25JunGarden Party C

    Day Centre Research Forum

    Social enterprise in adult day care. Gauging the quality of the care experience.

    Please note: this event has passed.

    18FebGarden Party C

    Day Centre Research Forum

    Adapting day care services during COVID-19.

    Please note: this event has passed.

    05AugGarden Party C

    Day Centre Research Forum

    Focus on palliative care.

    Please note: this event has passed.

      Research

      Community_Motifs_Community_p_p_ health_RGB
      NIHR Applied Research Collaboration South London: Social Care Theme

      Researchers at HSCWRU are working on the Social Care theme as part of the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) South London.

      nihr-arc-sl-mace-780
      Mapping And Community Engagement (MACE)

      Focusing on day services in south London.

      Project status: Completed

      nihr-arc-sl-sarp-780
      Setting And Responding to Priorities (SARP)

      We are co-producing research and development priorities for south London social care communities.

      Project status: Ongoing

      Community_Motifs_Social inclusion_pro_public health_RGB
      Helping day centres to 'unlock lockdown'

      This July 2020 project aimed to support manager or voluntary co-ordinators and staff generally in care homes into the ‘new normal’ after the lockdown.

      Project status: Completed

      taking a break-780
      Taking a break. Use of residential respite by people with dementia and carers: Access, experience, outcomes

      A two-year study funded by the Alzheimer's Society.

      Project status: Completed

      News

      At the Annual Conference of the British Society of Gerontology 2023

      King's researchers were a strong presence at this year's conference at UEA

      People at a lecture

      Exploring local adult social care evidence needs

      Unit researchers a strong presence at an event that employed World Café methodology

      Person giving a presentation to a group of people sitting at tables

      Day Centre Research Forum – June meeting

      Service re-design: an in-depth case study

      People at a garden party

      At the Annual Conference of the British Society of Gerontology

      Unit researchers were a strong presence at this year's online conference

      People at a lecture

      Developing a Resource Pack for day centre stakeholders

      New project for ARC South London Social Care Theme at the Unit

      Abstract pattern

      Day Centre Research Forum – January meeting

      Diverse day centre target users and programming

      People at a garden party

      Events

      11AprGarden Party C

      Day Centre Research Forum - April 2024

      Day centres for older people

      23JunGarden Party C

      Day Centre Research Forum - June 2022

      Service re-design: an in-depth case study

      Please note: this event has passed.

      30MarBHJan2017-2

      Older People’s Health & Social Care Conference 2022

      14th annual joint conference of NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce

      Please note: this event has passed.

      20JanGarden Party 780

      Day Centre Research Forum

      Diverse day centre target users and programming.

      Please note: this event has passed.

      30JanGarden Party C

      Day Centre Research Forum

      Outcomes for older people attending day centres.

      Please note: this event has passed.

      25JunGarden Party C

      Day Centre Research Forum

      Social enterprise in adult day care. Gauging the quality of the care experience.

      Please note: this event has passed.

      18FebGarden Party C

      Day Centre Research Forum

      Adapting day care services during COVID-19.

      Please note: this event has passed.

      05AugGarden Party C

      Day Centre Research Forum

      Focus on palliative care.

      Please note: this event has passed.